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Champions League progress near impossible: Neymar

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s Brazil star Neymar says it will be a virtual ‘mission impossible’ for the Spanish giants to progress in the Champions League after their 4-0 first leg demolition by Paris Saint-Germain.

No team has ever come back from a 4-0 first leg deficit to remain in the Champions League and Barcelona are under no illusions about the mountain they will have to climb for the second leg of the last 16 clash at Camp Nou on March 8.

Surprise OGC Nice looking to keep momentum going

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Heading into the current campaign, many assumed that Paris Saint-Germain would ease into their fifth consecutive Ligue 1 title. After all, the Parisians are one of the richest clubs on the planet and have superstar players such as Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, and Blaise Matuidi.

Surprise OGC Nice looking to keep momentum going

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Heading into the current campaign, many assumed that Paris Saint-Germain would ease into their fifth consecutive Ligue 1 title. After all, the Parisians are one of the richest clubs on the planet and have superstar players such as Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, and Blaise Matuidi.

Patchy PSG must do better, admits coach Emery

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery acknowledged that his team are not yet up to the standard expected of serious Champions League contenders despite their 3-0 win over Basel on Wednesday.

Goals from Angel Di Maria, Lucas and Edinson Cavani, with a late penalty, gave PSG an ultimately comfortable victory that keeps them on course to qualify for the last 16 from Group A.

Manchester City vs. Paris Saint-Germain predicted lineups and team news

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Manchester City have the advantage coming into this match after managing a 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes last week.

The Citizens went ahead via Kevin De Bruyne's goal in the 38thminute but Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalized three minutes later. Adrien Rabiot then put the hosts 2-1 up but City drew level soon after with Fernandinho the scorer.

Manchester City vs. Paris Saint-Germain predicted lineups and team news

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Manchester City have the advantage coming into this match after managing a 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes last week.

The Citizens went ahead via Kevin De Bruyne's goal in the 38thminute but Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalized three minutes later. Adrien Rabiot then put the hosts 2-1 up but City drew level soon after with Fernandinho the scorer.

Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria will miss PSG’s trip to Toulouse

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva will miss Saturday's trip to Toulouse in Ligue 1, while Angel Di Maria has also been ruled out.

Silva hurt his knee in last weekend's 2-0 victory over Bastia and sat out the capital club's midweek win over Lyon that saw them advance to the semifinals of the League Cup.

Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria will miss PSG’s trip to Toulouse

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva will miss Saturday's trip to Toulouse in Ligue 1, while Angel Di Maria has also been ruled out.

Silva hurt his knee in last weekend's 2-0 victory over Bastia and sat out the capital club's midweek win over Lyon that saw them advance to the semifinals of the League Cup.

Angel Di Maria is predictably thriving at Paris Saint-Germain

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When star winger Angel Di Maria arrived at Manchester United from Real Madrid in a huge £59.7 million deal, many assumed that the Argentina international would help transform the Red Devils into title contenders following an extremely disappointing 2013-14 campaign. While Di Maria started his first and only season in England well, picking up three goals and six assists in his first dozen league matches, the former Benfica standout failed to crack the starting XI in league play after March 4th.

Angel Di Maria is predictably thriving at Paris Saint-Germain

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When star winger Angel Di Maria arrived at Manchester United from Real Madrid in a huge £59.7 million deal, many assumed that the Argentina international would help transform the Red Devils into title contenders following an extremely disappointing 2013-14 campaign. While Di Maria started his first and only season in England well, picking up three goals and six assists in his first dozen league matches, the former Benfica standout failed to crack the starting XI in league play after March 4th.

Former United winger reveals he had no intention of joining Red Devils

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Angel Di Maria has revealed he had no intention of joining Manchester United last summer.

The Red Devils signed the attacker for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m from Real Madrid in August 2014.

Star Midfielder Glad To Move On From ‘Tough’ Man Utd Experience

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Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has reflected on his difficult spell with Manchester United last season, as he gears up to make his return to the Champions League.

Di Maria, who arrived at United last summer for a record breaking transfer from Real Madrid, had won the elite European competition the previous season only to find himself at a club who hadn't even qualified for Europe.

Blaise Matuidi is PSG’s unsung hero

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In a Paris Saint-Germain team that includes players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria, Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti, it can be easy to overlook midfielder Blaise Matuidi. However, the France international may just be as important to his club as any of the aforementioned players.

Blaise Matuidi is PSG’s unsung hero

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In a Paris Saint-Germain team that includes players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria, Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti, it can be easy to overlook midfielder Blaise Matuidi. However, the France international may just be as important to his club as any of the aforementioned players.

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PSG defeat ‘disastrous’ for Barcelona – Luis Enrique

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Paris (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side need a “heroic performance” in the return to stand any chance of overturning a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

“It is difficult to explain. They were superior to us from the start.

Draxler starts for PSG against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has selected January signing Julian Draxler for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

The German World Cup winner, formerly of Wolfsburg, gets the nod ahead of Lucas Moura to start on the right flank, while Angel Di Maria will play on the other side in support of Edinson Cavani.

Last-gasp Silva rescues Monaco at PSG

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Paris (AFP) Bernardo Silva struck an injury-time equaliser as Monaco salvaged a deserved point in a 1-1 draw at reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain to keep the visitors top of Ligue 1.

Edinson Cavani scored his 21st league goal of the season with an 81st-minute penalty at the Parc des Princes, but Portugal international Silva fired home in stoppage time to thwart the hosts.

PSG better option than China, says Angel Di Maria

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has insisted he wants to see out his contract with the French champions, dismissing speculation he could move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League.

"There are two years left on my contract," Di Maria, who joined PSG from Manchester United in August 2015, told ESPN Argentina.

PSG better option than China, says Angel Di Maria

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has insisted he wants to see out his contract with the French champions, dismissing speculation he could move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League.

"There are two years left on my contract," Di Maria, who joined PSG from Manchester United in August 2015, told ESPN Argentina.

Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

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Paris (AFP) Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday.

Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening.

Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

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Paris (AFP) Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday.

Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening.

Shit Lookalikes: Angel Di Maria & Frik The Gnome (From ‘Merlin’)

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Top notch work from Pies fan Will Jonathan, who noticed that a certain Angel di Maria bears anuncanny resemblance to Frik the gnome, as played by Martin Short in the star-studded yet entirely forgettable 1998 fantasy romp 'Merlin'...

Good old Di Maria. The pointy-faced gift that keeps on giving.

Di Maria: Things didn’t go the way I expected at United

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After a bright start to life at Manchester United, Angel Di Maria's form quickly dropped off, and when he stupidly got himself sent off in the FA Cup game against Arsenal for pulling the referee's shirt, he lost his place in the first team.

In the summer, Di Maria refused to join up with the squad on the pre-season tour, and forced his move to PSG, the club he had wanted to join all along.

Chelsea draw PSG in the Champions League - We owe this lot!

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For the third season running (conspiracy theorists are in full swing), Chelsea have drawn PSG in the Champions League. It's chance to put right the wrongs of last season!

It's funny how things work out in this competition really isn't it. We had become so used to being drawn against Liverpool a decade ago and for numerous seasons afterwards.

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Messi-less Argentina fight back to deny Venezuela

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Mérida (Venezuela) (AFP) Nicolas Otamendi scored a late equalizer as Argentina fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Venezuela in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.

Manchester City defender Otamendi popped up in the 83rd minute to steer home a whipped in corner by Angel Di Maria to complete a dramatic turnaround by the Argentines at a rainswept Estadio Metropolitano in Merida.

Messi-less Argentina fight back to deny Venezuela

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Mérida (Venezuela) (AFP) Nicolas Otamendi scored a late equalizer as Argentina fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Venezuela in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.

Manchester City defender Otamendi popped up in the 83rd minute to steer home a whipped in corner by Angel Di Maria to complete a dramatic turnaround by the Argentines at a rainswept Estadio Metropolitano in Merida.

Report: Di Maria could miss rest of Copa America

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After starting out the tournament as the hottest team, Argentina has reportedly been dealt a massive blow to one of the squad's best attacking players.

According to ESPN Deportes, Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria could miss the remainder of the Copa America Centenario forLa Albicelesteafter suffering an abductor tear during the first half of Friday's 5-0 win over Panama.

Messi scores hat trick off the bench to lead Argentina past Panama

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CHICAGO –The most consistent cheers for the first hour Friday night at Soldier Field came whenever the heavily pro-Argentina crowd got a glimpse of Lionel Messi on the video board or when he and his fellow substitutes got up to jog and stay loose.

Tearful Di Maria inspires Argentina at Copa America

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Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) A grieving Angel Di Maria was the inspiration as Argentina shrugged off the absence of Lionel Messi to defeat holders Chile 2-1 in their opening Copa America Centenario game here Monday.

Paris Saint-Germain star Di Maria reeling from the death of his grandmother only hours earlier scored one goal and set up another as the two-time world champions avenged their defeat to Chile in last year's Copa America final.

Tearful Di Maria inspires Argentina at Copa America

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Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) A grieving Angel Di Maria was the inspiration as Argentina shrugged off the absence of Lionel Messi to defeat holders Chile 2-1 in their opening Copa America Centenario game here Monday.

Paris Saint-Germain star Di Maria reeling from the death of his grandmother only hours earlier scored one goal and set up another as the two-time world champions avenged their defeat to Chile in last year's Copa America final.

Di Maria, Banega score in Argentina 2-1 vs Chile [Video]

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In arguably the best match of the Copa America Centenario so far, Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in their group D clash at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara on Monday.

After an entertaining yet a goalless opening 45 minutes, Argentina broke the deadlock through PSG midfielder Angel di Maria, who scored his 17th goal for his country.

Revenge for Argentina against Chile while Ecuador leave it late in World Cup qualifiers

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Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Goals from Angel Di Maria and defender Gabriel Mercado secured a vital three points for Argentina in Santiago after Chile had taken an 11th-minute lead through Felipe Gutierrez at the National Stadium.

Revenge for Argentina against Chile while Ecuador leave it late in World Cup qualifiers

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Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Goals from Angel Di Maria and defender Gabriel Mercado secured a vital three points for Argentina in Santiago after Chile had taken an 11th-minute lead through Felipe Gutierrez at the National Stadium.

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From Kaka to Paul Pogba: The top 10 most expensive football transfers of all time

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The Weekend's Best: Aguero, Bayern, Rangers-Celtic and more

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A few golazos, a Scottish derby and matches with important league and European title implications. This past week had that all and then some. Here are SBI's picks for the weekend's best (as voted by SBI's editorial staff):

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SERGIO AGUERO (Manchester City).

Mesut Ozil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Suarez… Names of the Champions League, matchday 5

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‘I Was Played Out Of Position All The Time’ – Angel Di Maria Sort Of Blames Louis Van Gaal For Miserable Manchester United Stint

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Without explicitly naming names, Angel Di Maria has hintedthat Louis van Gaal is to blame for his largely miserable year-long stint at Manchester United in 2014/15.

Speaking in an interview withBBC Football Focus, Di Maria groused thatcontinually being played out of position by tyrannical tinker Van Gaalmeant that he was never allowed to settle properly at Old Trafford:

It's not nice to say certain things but it's more that they didn't let me settle properly than I couldn't settle.

Angel Di Maria says poor relationship with Louis van Gaal was behind Man Utd exit

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The lost art of the winger

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There is no right or wrong way to support your football club. It's a deeply personal journey for us all. Yet every club has certain characteristics to which those that love them can all relate. Manchester United is no different.

If every United fan was asked to pick a defining image, a single moment in time, one that summed up what the club meant to them, the images would fill volumes.

The Weekend's Best: Di Maria, Dortmund and more

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With Europe's top leagues all back into full swing, the weekend provided plenty of thrilling moments, electric goals and standout performances from across the world of soccer.Here are SBI's picks for the weekend's best (as voted by SBI's editorial staff):

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ANGEL DI MARIA (Paris St.